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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered a taro milk tea with tapioca; the tapioca pearls were too chewy and not fresh, they were quite hard which was disappointing. The taro flavour was also very weak, and it was powdered taro. I wouldn't return, there are so many other better bubble...tea shops in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed December 30, 2021

The cheese foam green tea with tapioca (warm) was great. Efficient service. Glad to see Happy Lemon in the UK!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 30, 2021

Been here a few times on previous visits to Chinatown. This time I got a Thick milk tea with boba pudding and taro balls, while my friend got a coconut milk tea. Both of us were happy with our drinks. Although I didn’t like the...taste of the pudding, the tea was refreshing and the taro balls not too sweet. Always been happy with my milk tea from Happy Lemon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed June 18, 2021

We have visiting Chinatown after the pandemic getting control well. However the bubble tea quality is a bit downward at their taste. In additionallyy, their staff might need some internal training for their services grealty inprovement as that is the most important first impression.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

Worst bubble tea place I've been too. Normally they will ask size, sugar, ice etc nothing and also I asked for taro milk tea and the gave me English breakfast tea! I did go back to tell him and they kept on insisting it was...taro! I've have been drinking taro milk tea for years and it has never tasted how it tasted and it wasn't even purple it was tan colour so it was not taro. Made me feel stupid. Happy lemon, more like sour lemon in my books.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020

Visited as menu looked really inviting. Orderd a passion fruit lemon Smoothie. Really refreshing drink good size for £. Young lady serving at till was friendly, place looked spotlessly clean. Card 💳 and cash 💷 accepted. Really good selection of teas, bubble teas, smoothies and...a fridge full of snack cakes and Chinese snacksMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Every time I'm in London I want a bubble tea and yhis place I always passed by, this time I had not just a tea but also a snack. The tea is awesome and I suggest you to try egg yolk shortcake. I can say...its not for everyone, but its defo my sweet. Thanks!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 9, 2019 via mobile

Really good bubble tea and pretty quick service, the cups were pretty cute too which was a bonus. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed July 7, 2019

The wait here wasn't too bad, and the bubble tea itself was delicious! Great range of options and ingredients available

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Best of the best cheese cake I have ever had. Highly valued for money. Will recommended others and definitely purchase again!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Not a bad wait. Had to wait- obviously- London. Quick. Taro bubble tea warm is soooo goood :) had a mango one too but deffo safer to go for the recommended :) Totally recommend bubble tea here :)

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

It was our first time visiting the place. We were excited to taste their drinks! and of course it tasted very good. However, the people at the counter are horrendous. Absolutely ignorant, no manners, very angry at the customers for no reason at all! As...you read this comment, you’ll see a lot of people have also said it. Be prepared to control your anger. Also, if you ask the workers name they would not tell you because they are afraid to be complained. I am extremely disappointed with the service and I will never come back again. The owner of the shop should consider in changing the staff! Please!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We were there earlier this week and the service is terrible. The lady was just moody and not friendly. The bubble milk tea we had was very mild, you can barely taste the tea. We have tried better bubble milk tea from other vendors.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

I ordered a macchiato bubble milk tea, it’s taste very good, but abit disappointed about the bubbles.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

I just went to Happy Lemon(in China Town).I was really disappointed with services because normally when you order bubble tea,staff should ask which size,how many ice and sugar.No one asked this question at all.So I end up got whatever they want to give it to...me and also I went there on 29/11 before.I brought first drink there and also I asked about royalty card or anyway that I can collect the point(because I normally brought from Chatime,Coco,Pearl or Mooboo...they always has way to collect point and get free drink after you reach points) but staffs over here said to me that they got no stamp or way for me to collect point and today I just went on website and found out that they got way to get free drink.I think Happy Lemon is the franchise shop and if some shop didn’t do the same way.It will destroy the brand and expectation from customer liked me.I don’t think staffs there should do this to me.I think the shop should train staffs and keep standard the same way.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Happy Lemon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4